A GENERAL OUTLINE OF THE UNITED STATES OF NORTH AMERICA, Her Resources and Prospects, with a Statistical Comparison, Shewing, at One View, the Advance She Has Made in National Opulence, in the Period of Thirty Years. Also, a collection of other interesting facts, and some hints as to political, physical, and moral causes, including the refutation of a theory, advanced with respect to this country, by a London writer, on the "State of the British Nation." Being the substance of letters, addressed from Philadelphia, in 1823, to a friend in England, and some additional matter. Illustrated with engravings [and a map].

Philadelphia, (PA): H. S. Tanner, 1824. First edition. 8vo. 238 pp. Engraved frontispiece of the Waterworks at Fairmount Park, Philadelphia, by Thomas Birch, and an engraved plan, "Philadelphia & Its Environs," tables. [Lacks the map.] Includes an extensive section on the development of canals. Sabin 26897: "This work does not accord with its promising title, a miserable attempt at book-making." Howes G-96: "Engravings called for not issued." American Imprints 16263 (not mentioning a map). Some light foxing, lacking the map called for on the title page. Contemporary half-calf (corners and edges rubbed), gilt, and marbled boards, endpapers, and edges, spine richly gilt with ornaments and rules between raised bands, leather spine label. (11183). Item #65368

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